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John Doyle Jr., 75, dies on March 2nd

John Joseph Doyle Jr., 75, formerly of Ocala, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Macclenny Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. John was born in New York, NY on August 12, 1937 to the late John (Sr.) and Iris Doyle and grew up in New Haven, CT. He was a multi-sport athlete and graduate of Notre Dame High School in West Haven, CT. Upon earning his baccalaureate degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, John began his family life in Wallingford, CT.

Several years later, his career lead him to Savannah, GA and Milwaukee, WI. He then settled in Florida for the last 29 years of his life. After living and working in the greater Orlando and Boca Raton areas, John retired to Ocala, where he was an active member of Ocala West United Methodist Church.

John applied his business acumen to a career of financial, insurance, and risk-management planning. He found his highest personal reward when he could be there for people at their time of need or at the attainment of their long-term goals. He received great pleasure from his involvement with the Optimist Club, the Jaycees, and other community service organizations.

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Dwight Davis, 59, of Sanderson dies

Dwight Wray “Mouse” Davis, 59, of Sanderson died on Sunday, March 3, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Les and Bonnie Alford Davis on July 1, 1953. Mr. Davis was an avid hunter who enjoyed watching Florida Gator football and NASCAR racing and spending time with family and friends.

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John Lauramore, a retired plumber

John Lauramore, 59, of Sanderson, died on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Mr. Lauramore, a retired plumber, enjoyed fishing and watching football. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan.

He also loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by son John Kevin (Jessica) Lauramore of Jacksonville; daughter Amanda (Richard) Rhoden of Macclenny; step-daughter Brandi (John) Binion of Sanderson; brothers Pete (Audrey) Lauramore of Macclenny and Frankie (Lynn) Burnham of Tifton, GA; sisters Patty (Donald) Brantley of Taylor, Rita (Eugene) Hodges of Sanderson and Sonya (Melvin) Burkes of Jacksonville; six grandchildren.

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Violet Rhoden, 93, of Macclenny

Violet Rhoden, 93, of Macclenny died on March 2, 2013 following a brief illness. She was born and raised in Cuyler before moving to Macclenny after marrying her husband of 72 years, the late Paul Rhoden. They owned and operated Paul’s Rexall Drug Store in downtown Macclenny for 33 years. Violet enjoyed spending time with her family and sharing the gospel with family and friends. She dedicated her life to serving the Lord and to the Macclenny Church of God.

Other than her husband, Mrs. Rhoden was preceded in death by son Edward Wray Rhoden. She is survived by daughter Paula Rhoden; son Phil Rhoden (Debbie); granddaughter Jana Sowell (Kevin); great-grandchildren Kallie, Kaleb and Taylor Sowell, all of Macclenny; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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